4pm – 11pm
Saturday 26th October
Come and join Ace Cafe London celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Oldsmobile Rocket 88. The car launched in 1949 was soon the car to beat. Together with the success of Ike Turners 1951 recording (by Sam Phillips) in Memphis of his song Rocket 88, this is considered by many to not only be the first muscle car, but also the first rock and roll record!
It changed everything….
The hurricane of sounds that swept across the Atlantic in the 1950’s caused a flowering of enthusiasm for rhythmic music both in its American form as well as its British offshoot. The Ace Cafe was there – bikes, cars, and rock ’n roll.
This month’s regular All-American Cruise-In features DJ Jimmy Guntrip’s free to attend Halloween “Shock n’ Roll” Rhythm n’ Cruise Rockin’ Record Hop, from 7pm – 11pm on Saturday 26th October .
Halloween prizes will be up for grabs at the Ace along with copies of Vintage Rock and UK Rock n’ Roll magazines. A pair of tickets for the Classic Motor Show & the Classic Motorbike Show, held at NEC Birmingham 8th to 10th November are also to be won , and ( thanks to the publisher Mortons, ) a subscription to Classic American magazine.
Prizes will be awarded for children and adults wearing the best costumes, and for the best “dressed” cars.
Spend £5 or more over the counter from 6pm and receive a raffle ticket.
Draw to be held at 10pm
Listen, revel and be immersed in a mix of the best rock and roll and rockabilly, blended with the London sub-culture sounds, broadcasting 24/7 on online radio and social media: Ace Cafe Radio
Photo by Toni Harris